Saturday, May 16, 2015

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Andie Roeder Moody with The Behemoth, A Christianity Today Magazine

Briefly describe your publication.

I'm representing The Behemoth, a new magazine from Christianity Today. Though we're often dubbed CT's science magazine, we're actually much more than that: our aim as a publication is to make people wonder--to pause, behold God's world, and be in a state of awe towards him. We publish about fields that are awe-invoking: science, theology, sociology, history, and narrative. Each issue, published bi-weekly, has three feature stories, a poem, and a round up of links. We're subscriber-only and ad-free, because we're trying to create a pleasant, distraction-free reading experience. And the magazine is available on our site (responsive across devices), on our iPad app, or as a PDF.

How can a writer break into your magazine?

Email me with a story idea in one of those fields, and include links to your previous work. Usually a thousand words or less. We're not looking for arguments; we're not trying to convince readers that science and faith are compatible. Rather, we're seeking delight. If your piece is well-written and causes wonder towards God, we'll likely take it! We love original poetry, and we'll also consider manuscripts.

How can a writer best prepare for an appointment with you?

If you're interested in writing for us, I'd suggest reading through one of our issues (here's a free one) to get an idea for our tone. I'd love to see writers bring along a pitch as well as samples of their work. Better yet, follow up with those materials in an email.

I also do content marketing for CT's brands through social media and e-newsletters, so I'd be glad to talk marketing as well.

(For the record, I also work with Christianity Today, but I do not do acquisitions for them. I'm happy to try to answer questions about CT and give pointers, but your best bet for pitching the magazine or would be through the normal process.)

Anything else you would like to add or any specific current needs.

Feel free to connect with me on Twitter. Looking forward to meeting and learning from everyone.

Write-to-Publish Conference is held June 3-6 
in the Chicago area.

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